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in northern virginia, technology and defense jobs, and using them as pawns to a demand higher taxes or a budget deal. now, these are tough times, but out of adversity, we can create a more confident, caring, and prosperous america, and that is a positive agenda i will forward to discussing today, and the ida is what is best for the virginia businesses. >> governors, thanks to both of you. this is a high-profile senate race for the nation, certainly very important for the commonwealth, and it is also occurring in the shadow of the presidential debate, so i want to ask you about 47% we heard about this week. governor romney in summer marks at a fundraiser taped earlier this year talked about how there is some 47% of the people that do not pay federal income tax. he said that he believes they are -- that they feel they are victims, that the government needs to take care of them, and that they are entitled to housing, you name it. part of that 47 percent said. what would you do about that? do you think that should change? and what do you think, generally, about too many virginians, too
on fishing rights. japan's defense minister has played host to his counterpart from australia even as heeals with the crisis in the east china sea. morimoto and steven smith agreed on the need to tight maritime security and cooperate with their u.s. allies. >> we were able to come up with a constructive aim in building up japan, australia relations toward defense cooperation. >> morimoto said japanese authorities have been struggling to respond to chinese and taiwanese vessels approaching the territory. he said he and his colleagues are seeking twice maintain stable ties. smith said australian officials hope for a peaceful and legal solution. >> australia's contribution in this area is to make the following points, which is we don't take sides in these disputes but absolutely essential that these matters resolved am mick cabbly, in accordance with international law and the law of the sea. >> smith promised australian diplomats would urge china to be a positive constructive member of the international community. >>> china brought its first aircraft carrier into service amid tensions with japa
. it is infuruating. let's talk about residual damage. government defense contractors will have to lay off workers soon if there is no agreement because they are losing federal dollars of the federal programs that are going away. we will see more unemployment. the defense companies will have to notify workers in the next couple of weeks. how important is this? >> it is a temporary drag in the economy. i honestly think of all of the things that will not happen is the chance of getting both rounds of spending cuts, including the massive defense cuts is slight. i think it will be rectified the next few months but it is terrible we have to put the businesses through this until we get to the other side. >> what about housing? it seems to be recovering but still murky. how strong is it, and is it important for the overall economy? >> nothing could be more important than the improvement in home prices. we are getting good signals on home prices. when you get higher home prices of course that pushes up output because builders build more. and pushes up confidence. i think that is important. it causes a wea
points. first of all, defense will and can make a contribution to deficit reduction. secondly, this is not the way. the sequester is the worst way to go about reducing defense spending. thirdly, the right way to do it is to go after taxes, raise tax revenue and cut the entitlement programs, which are driving long-term spending growth and debt creation in this country. it's not defense, which is on a relatively stable downward path. so, you know, i would agree that we need to cut our deficits. it's just the wrong way to do it. >> so what is the better way to do it? here we have, you know, automatic cuts coming, automatic tax increases coming. a lot of people predicting that 2013 will be a recession as a result of this. we haven't even heard from the defense companies in terms of how many jobs they're about to cut because of it. so what's the best way to do it? >> keep in mind nobody wants the sequester to happen. maybe chris and his colleagues at catos are an exception. the idea of a sequester is so awf awful, it would cut so deeply into spending, it should never happen. it's a
national laboratories have produced incredible new technologies in defense and non-defense. you have a mature technology and you say they deserve a million dollars, that is not the role of government in my view providing tax breaks and incentives but to give them money, that is not the right answer. liz: the administration on both sides of the aisle have gone heavy into every mature industry year after year after year. at some point should we be in an effort to bring down the national debt looking at those? >> of it were up to me, i would get rid of them tomorrow. the one i disliked the most was ethanol. so yes, i think the oil industry, gasoline industry is doing pretty well. so i wouldn't subsidize it. liz: at all? >> no, of course not. why should we? are they hurting? liz: not at all. >> overtime if they do it right it can make energy oil independent. liz: an annual low rate from the previous 1.7%. from your perspective, what do we need to do to figure out this problem of growth? >> first of all, why is it they always have to revise lower? we need to, in my view, the burden the sm
reached the conclusion the defense secretary was vague. >> day after, or -- >> it took a while to really get the feedback from what exactly happened at that location. >> reporter: in addition to c.i.a. assessment before the acta, security in libya was deteriorating. in august, a defense department report on the rise of al-qaeda in libya there was another warning about islamic extremists and the potential for action. >> there was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in western -- correction -- eastern libya were seeking to coalesce, but there wasn't anything specific. >> reporter: while the white house consistently cited the need for investigation to play out, fox news told 16 days after the attack there are still no f.b.i. agents on the ground in benghazi, because the security situation is too unstable. the chairman of the house homeland security says the statement smacks of pre-9/11 mind set. >> one thing we are supposed to learn on september 11 no, longer would we assume that these are criminal matters. but instead they're terrorists. terrorist attacks. >>
an increase in the defense budget. but back then we had planes that couldn't fly for lack of spare parts or pilots. we had navy vessels that couldn't leave harbor because of lack of crew or, again, lack of spare parts. today we're well on our way to a 600-ship navy. we have 543 at present. we have -- our military, the morale is high. i think the people should understand that two-thirds of the defense budget pays for pay and salary, or pay and pension. and then you add to that food and wardrobe, and all the other things, and you only have a small portion going for weapons. but i am determined that if ever our men are called on, they should have the best that we can provide in the manner of tools and weapons. there has been reference to expensive spare parts, hammers costing $500. well, we are the ones who found those. i think we've given the american people back their spirit. i think there's an optimism in the land and a patriotism, and i think that we're in a position once again to heed the words of thomas paine, who said, "we have it in our power to begin the world over again.'' >> than
to allow a japanese vessel to enter one of its ports. the japan maritime self defense forces destroyer is scheduled to take part in a joint drill. the united states, south korea, australia and japan will take part. japanese government officials called on south korea to review its decision. officials note ves vessels belog to other participants will enter the port. south korea repeated its refusal. the u.s.-led exercise is held every year and aim is to stop trafficking in weapons. south korea's refusal may receive fle reflect anti-japan sentiment could increase. strained by the country's repeated claims to the islands. >>> the international envoy for syria is crafting a new plan to bring peace to the country. brahimi briefed the security council about the situation. brahimi took over as enjoy from former u.n. secretary general kofi annan. he met earlier this month with syrian president bashar al assad and members of opposition groups. brahimi told members after meeting with the security council that there's no prospect of a quick end to the violence but has a few ideas about how to brin
programs for defense companies, transportation companies. they get federal dollars so they can do these programs. these programs go away january 1st pairs of these companies including defense, health care, transport will have to notify employees by november, the end of october to notify employees their jobs are cut. so in addition to the largest tax increase were going to see since world war ii, were also going to see a host of layoffs at year-end, all as a result of ignoring the fiscal class, which is why there is so much talk about it. so you know, i do think we are walking on shaky ground and unfortunately the president has been unable to provide the leadership required to get these two groups together, the right and the left. you know, part of the job of the commander-in-chief has to be to compromise and bring these two groups together. for congress to say we're going on vacation for five weeks and then come back and say we go away again until after the election, with nothing done about the fiscal class is truly irresponsible. and the fact that the leadership -- there is no le
here in northern virginia. virginia technology and defense jobs, and using them as pawns demand higher taxes, higher taxes for a budge deal. now, these are tough times, but out of this adversity, we can create a more confident, caring and prosperous america, and that's the positive agenda i look forward to discussing today, and the test is which approach is best for job creating virginia businesses. >> moderator: governors, thanks to both of you. i want to begin by talking about the role of government in virginia and the country. this is a high-profile senate race for the nation, certainly very important further commonwealth, and it's also occurring in the shadow of the presidential debate. i'd like to ask you about the 47% that we heard about this week. governor romney, in some remarks that were taped at a fundraiser earlier this year, talked about how there's 47% of the country that does not pay federal income tax. he said that they believe they are victims who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to hous
and going to be deployed. i have cut defense spending, and the n we could do that is because of our fasuccs in wicold war. we nwould have got there if we had gone for the nuclear freeze crowd, never would have got there if we listened do those who wanted to cut defense spending. i think it is important that the united states stay in europe, and guarantee the peace. we simply cannot pull back. now, when anybody has a spending program they want to spend money on at home, they say let's cut money t departme i will accept and have accepted the remmendations of two oven leaders, general colin powell, and secretary dick cheney. they feel that the lels we're operating at and the reductions that i propose are proper, and so i simply do not think we should go back to the isdays and start blaming foreigners. are the sole remaining superpower, and we should be that, and we have a certain disproportionate responsibility, but i would ask the american people to understand that if we make imprudent cuts, if we go too far, we risk the peace. and i don't want to do that. i have seen what it is like to see
is the technology. i am curious to your view of the effects of missile defenses with to have a lot of different arms control. >> it is good to see you. a picture of arms control over the next few years, from the perspective of president obama, and he has made no secret of the fact of his initiative that he is eager to pursue step-by-step in reductions of nuclear weapons. that is one priority goal for this administration. it is a preamble to the start treaty. it is a goal they have both articulated. i think we will be looking for ways to accomplish those for the reductions. it laid out three goals for the next round of negotiations. he said we want to seek reductions in non-strategic nuclear weapons, non-deployed nuclear-weapons, and for the reductions and deploy nuclear weapons. to those three categories are new to the arms reduction process. we've always gone after weapons that are deployed on their delivery vehicle. this is what we have always counted and reduced. this is what you can see even from overhead satellites. it is important to recognize the next age of arms control but president obama h
and crony in damascus. >> sreenivasan: in washington, defense secretary leon panetta confirmed the u.s. has intelligence that shows the syrian regime has moved some of its chemical weapons to better secure them. he also said the major stockpiles at main sites are believed to be secure. in august, president obama threatened u.s. action if syria moves or uses its chemical weapons. meanwhile, in syria, the battle for control of the northern city of aleppo intensified as rebels made their broadest push yet to drive assad's forces out. heavy clashes were reported with government troops firing tank and mortar shells, while rebels fought back with heavy machine guns, mortars and rocket- propelled grenades. it was the heaviest fighting the city has seen in two months. in iraq, some 80 inmates, including al qaeda militants, escaped from a prison. the jailbreak happened overnight in tikrit after several convicts seized weapons from a prison storeroom. they clashed with security guards for hours before overpowering them and breaking free. a dozen people were killed, including ten guards. iraqi officia
military state. no surprise mitt romney would come to this crowd of veterans here to talk about defense issues. he talked a whole lot about president obama and the deal that was made with congress for sequestration cuts that would impact the defense department greatly. mitt romney said, if he were elected president, he would reverse those cuts. at a certain point during this speech, he talked about how he would actually add personnel to the united states military, not cut personnel. of course, that's going to raise the question where did that money come from? the romney campaign says all that is paid for. but you also heard mitt romney talk about the gd pfrnlts report that came out today that showed in the second quarter of this year, the nation's gdp was revised downward from 1.7% to 1.3%. mitt romney tried to link that issue to national defense. at one point saying in the his remarks here that china's economy is growing faster than the united states. russia's economy is growing faster than the united states and that a weak economy means weak national security. it's no surprise he tail
of the fourth quarter. then the fed chairman started speaking, ben bernanke offering his best defense for pouring more fed dollars in economy, and the markets pulled back. rich edson will have more on mr. bernanke's speech coming up. and the dow is still up, 161 points, that is the biggest intraday point gain, by the way, since september the 13th financial stocks leading the dow right now including, yes, the bank of america, america express, jpmorgan all having banner days. microsoft remaining the biggest laggard after two price targets cuts from jeffrey's and rbc. we've got traders at the new york stock exchange, the cme group and the nymex. let's take a look at the cme, charlie needles, the cme. charlie, what a day? is it all on the back of the ism numbers? >> it is. you know, chi pmi came out overnight, and that showed things have stabilized there, in china. european pmi was in line, not lighting the world on fire. a little concern over the employment situation there. but if you look at the breakdown of the u.s. pmi, you kind of hit on all cylinders. the prices paid was actually a
days after the attack, defense secretary leon panetta stated plainly what was obvious to many, including senator john mccain, who joins us shortly, almost from the beginning. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> the best we can tell, this is the first time any administration official has uttered the word "planned" to describe what happened. asked how long it took to reach his conclusion, secretary panetta said quote, took awhile once information from benghazi came back. but keeping them honest, multiple sources now tell "360" that officials knew this was a terror attack almost from the get-go within 24 hours. at least intelligence officials. yet this is what they were saying for more than a week publicly after the killing. >> it'important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun, and will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainty what transpired, but our current best assessment, based on the information that
-hanging fruit that is defense cuts as well as the entitlements. medicare, medicaid, and social security. where do you see opportunity for cuts? >> we see opportunity across the budget. in agriculture, in transportation. as you say, in defense and in general government programs but across the government we think there's opportunities. probably if you look at crop insurance or commodity payments in the agriculture, that can add up. smaller areas that's $1 billion. $1 billion here, $1 billion there, it adds up to money. we wanted a menu of thoughtful choices to reduce our deficit and avoid sequestration. >> go through it for us. because, you know, i guess if it were that easy, it would have been a lot simpler getting to the point where we're at. can you talk to us specifics about what you think should be cut? >> sure. that's what we wanted to do in this report. it's more than $100 billion in agriculture, more than $100 billion in energy, and as i said, in agriculture, commodity crop payments, reforming crop insurance. in energy, we'd like to eliminate the entire tight. 17 loan guarantee program w
" today. romney forced to play defense. number two, mitt romney versus mitt romney, oh, and president obama will be there, too. remember, please the economy is at stall speed. unemployment 8%, and foreign policy in the middle east unravelling, little mention in the mainstream media. listen from the obama campaign team in advance of debate campaign spokeswoman, quote, what the american people are looking for is not just a professorial list of facts or accomplishments or even goals. obama has a tendency to give long substantive answers. simply, she is saying the president too smart for the average american. here is the washington examiner's reaction to that quote. worry about obama being too professor professorial to couch-sitting beer drinkers. the polls have him ahead and bill o'reilly is here to talk about the debate and how the media will spin it. all the names at the top of the hour. bill o'reilly. and talking to college student at university of michigan as part of the job creations solutions tour, and responded to the heckler. listen to this. >> this is the-- [crowd boos] . >> usa
bought that facility, we're told not with money from the defense department, instead the funding is apparently coming from the justice department. congress, by the way, not involved, and some say this is an end run that while it's not illegal in any way, it is highly unusual. in 2009 president obama did send a memo to both the justice and defense d.s to arrange for ownership of the facility and prepare to take on federal prisoners, possibly some from guantanamo bay. a number of republican lawmakers, chief among them congressman frank wolf from virginia, led efforts to block the use of federal dollars so it couldn't be bought. wolf has also said he does not trust the defense department not to send gitmo prisoners to how thompson. senator dick durbin's office confirms the sale. you mentioned the amount, $165 million, and apparently this is a direct deal between the federal government and illinois meaning congress is not involved. durbin's office also says today that gitmo prisoners are not going to be located at this facility. that is the official word. we're working to conform mor
their federal lawsuit today in san francisco. they claimed that the department of defense and top military officials knew about the problem and did not do enough to prosecute the attack ires or stop retaliation against -- attackers or stop retaliation against them. >> it is so humiliating, most would rather die. >> 19,000 military sexual assaults. that00 cases reporter. fewer than 800 prosecuted. the plaintiffs are asking for damages. >>> san francisco's occupy encampment at the corner of market and main street is done. the police cheered it out results in 45 arrests. people who walked by say they are glad the group is gone and the occupiers say the movement lost the political message. they have been keeping watch to make sure no one returneddism the man who defeated jerry brown's father to win the california governor's office is honored with help from the current governor. today, jerry brown signed a bill authorizing a ronald reagan statue in the capitol. he defeated his father, pat, in 1986. today governor brown cited him for promoting health. >>> misinformation from a map. iphone users
will host a meeting of nato defense ministers in brussels next week. necessity will likely discuss the nato mission and afghanistan beyond 2014 when combat operations are scheduled to end. >>> japan's defense minister says full scale operations of the osprey aircraft have been delayed. parts need to be replaced. 12 tilled rotor ospreys arrived as a u.s. air base in western japan in july for a temporary stay. six were flown to the air station in okinawa on monday. three more followed the next day. he told reporters that u.s. officials said two of the three ospreys require maintenance that includes replacing certain parts. >> translator: if an aircraft needs replacement parts, it usually means there is some problem with them. >> he says he does not believe the u.s. has a clear time tiebl or making the ospreys a fully operational unit. the u.s. military says they hope to start full operations within this month. >>> a vehicle named curiosity has been satisfying our curiosity ever since it landed on mars. nasa's rover transmitted pictures, even sound since it landed two months ago and the people
of the joint chiefs of staff and the defense secretary finally statedding the obvious. >> it was a terrorist attack. as we determined details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear there were terrorists who planned that attack. that's when i came to that conclusion. >> day after or was -- >> took a while to really get some of the feedback from what exactly happened at that location. >> there was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in western, correction, eastern libya, were seeking to coalesce but there wasn't anything specific. bill: well, peter doocy is live in washington drilling down on the specifics. peter, if the administration knew it was terrorist attack in 24 hours, why did they not just say that? >> reporter: we heard from administration officials there is ongoing investigation and more details will come out after it wraps up. we learned yesterday not one fbi agent has stepped foot in fwauz gauze in the 17 days since the attack because things are too dangerous. u.s. officials internally labeled the deadly raid on t
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including likely decisions on the voting rights act. the defense of marriage act and affirmative action at public universities. the supreme court hears its first oral argument for the new term on many. this is an hour and a half. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. good afternoon. i am doug cox and on behalf of the federal society welcome to our september luncheon. today's event is sponsored by the societies practice groups, the d.c. lawyers chapter and the faculty division. our program today is the little a little different from the regular lunches at the waist down in chinatown. for example there is no congo on the menu that-somethings but some things are more pardoned than chinese food no matter how yummy. the new supreme court term promises to be one of those very important things so we have pulled together and all storm panel of experts to give us their thoughts and insights. our moderator today is pete williams nbc news justice correspondent. among his many other comp which meant he is well-known for being one of the first journalist along with h
obama has called the concerns over iran noise, quote/unquote, and that secretary of defense leon panetta has repeatedly and emphatically outlined the dangers of military action against iran. and joe biden as he said has made fun of the whole thing. it doesn't sound like an open and shut commitment that the u.s. would use military option, general clark. what's your take? >> i think it's an open and shut commitment. i think the president said he'll do whatever it takes. i think he can do it. we know what the military option is. it's been talked about many times. you've seen it on display in iraq and afghanistan. we used a military option in kosovo when i was the commander, the iranians should be under no doubt that this option can be used. it will be effective and it will result in the destructure of the industrial potential and military potential of iran. the question is what's the best way to maneuver the iranians so you don't have to do that. because no one wants to use at least on this side in this government wants to use military force if you don't have to. always innocent people get
, the defense secretary, using the word planned. we think that's the first time we've heard that from administration officials. you say the way in which the mortars were used in this attack would right away lead to that conclusion. >> well, it's very hard to walk in mortars on a targe and apparently as i hear, they were hit, the annex, very quickly by mortars so somebody had the exact coordinates, somebody knew how to fire mortars, direct fire, and i think that's what has the pentagon concerned that this was a military style attack and the people who did attack it knew what they were doing. and you know, in defense of the secretary of defense, the details are coming in very slowly simply because it's been difficult to get people out of the country. the debriefings have gone slowly and we can't put people on the ground because of the security situation. so the truth has come out very slowly, even inside our government. >> fran, a lot of people are being critical of the administration. to play devil's advocate here, it's one thing for politicians who are not part of the government to sa
. it is not a good feeling. the defense minister says that when it comes to military spending, the iron dome defense system, remember this is not the first time that egyptians ransacked an embassy. they ransacked the israeli embassy eight months ago. this is the second time in one year that in egypt embassy is fair game. the prime minister called obama immediately and obama got on of holland -- the phone and said, do something about this. protect these people. she will routinely say that this is the best president in american history in terms of support for israel. in terms of military spending, we have never got more support. but if you ask people on the street, they have a very different reading of the feelings of obama to israel. >> i had taken the position up until recently that israel should not be an issue in the race because the parties are both supportive of israel. it should relate to the domestic issues where there is clear cleavage between the two. that has been my position. i don't think that anyone can rightly say that president obama is the best president. i think reagan was. i think s
grants. one is in the same-sex marriage cases, the defense of marriage cases and the proposition 8 cases and the other is in the voting rights cases. both of these are likely to be taken on by the courts. we don't know how they will play out because they have not to grant uncertainty in these cases yet. i think they also share some interesting aspects, and those on the relationship between the state and a federal government. first, to turn to the defense of marriage act and proposition 8 cases -- i will talk about doma cases for it. first, for some history on doma, it was passed in 1996 and has two main sections from only one is really at issue in section 2 is about trying to protect states from being forced to recognized marriage in other states. the section that deals with the defense of marriage for federal purposes, federal law, federal taxes, a whole host of bedroll laws. it says, for the purpose of federal law, the word marriage means of a legal union between one man and one woman, husband and wife, and spouse refers only to a person of the opposite sex. that is the section of the
, and reintegrate the revolutionaries in the defense and interior ministries, as well as other state institutions. before the first time since independence, we have political parties in the political arena there is freedom of expression in the press. there is unconditional freedom to demonstrate, the freedom of association, freedom to set up several institutions, unions as well as political and social, intellectual organizations without any limitations. this has led to a free dialogue and participation by all peoples in all parts of the world. mr. president, the time of the previous regime for more than four decades saw fragrant -- flagrant violations of human rights, torture, detention without trial, expeditionary killing, humiliation of citizens, mistreatment. the when the revolution erupted on 17 february through peaceful demonstrations, the previous regime faced them down with bullets and oppression in a grave violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law. hence the human rights council suspended libya's membership in said council. and set up an international fact-finding c
panetta will be joined by canadian minister of national defense, peter mackay. they have a press conference scheduled at the pentagon. that will begin in just a minute. it is friday, so that means tomorrow is when book tv on c- span 2 begins at 8:00 a.m., an american history tv on the c- span 3 begins at 8:00 a.m.. so, if you need any information about what is on c-span this week, reminder, both the wisconsin and nebraska debates will be live on c-span today. nebraska is at noon. wisconsin is at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. as you can see, this is about to start. we are bringing you live coverage. have a great weekend. >> we are live here at the pentagon this morning for a briefing with secretary of defense, leon panetta and canadian minister of national defense, peter mackay. leon panetta news yesterday as he acknowledged that terrorists had planned and carried out the attack on united states consulate in benghazi earlier this month and killed four americans, including chris stevens. we could get more on that today. also going on on our companion network c-span 2 right now, on land s
to president obama's defense. >> i want to tell you how proud i am to stand shoulder to shoulder with a guy who has done more for israel physical security than any president of eight i served with. >> that came the day that the president was on the phone with netanyahu who is in the united states instead of meeting him in person. a white house statement said they are in full agreement of a shared goal to prevent iran obtaining a nuclear weapon, it stopped short of agreal to the red line that he demanded thursday. >> where should a red line be drawn? right here. before, before iran completes a second stage of nuclear enrichment. >> romney pressured the president scheduling his own call today with netanyahu. >> the national security threat is iran with nuclear capability. we spoke about the assessment of where the red line ought to be drawn. >> romney took the opening to hamer a president who has seen drop on foreign policy. the problem is bigger on the questioning of the handling of libya with 39% of the public approving, 43% disapproving and 17% unsure. >> i'm supposed to be eye candy here. >>
local safeway store. . >>> afghan defense officials are calling ate misunderstanding. tonight five people are dead, including an american soldier and an american contractor after a fire fight between u.s. force and their afghan army allies. the afghan soldier reported think walked up to a group of unsuspected troops, exchanged a few words and opened fire. u.s. forces then shot back. nato has not said whether it considers it an inside attack at this point. the number of troops killed since the u.s.-led invasion in 2001 is now exactly 2,000. >>> the first presidential debate of the campaign is in three days. today, both parties were trying to lower expectations, which is typical. what wasn't typical today is what anne romney had to say about her husband and her concerns if he becomes president. nbc bay area's kristin walker has the latest. >> reporter: with four mock debates under his bet, the president will rally supporters in nevada before jumping in to the debate preps ring with senator john kerry, his sparring partner, channelling mitt romney. in an iowa poll out today, president
in the campaign in a defensive posture, which is problematic. >> mark, is that the reason that the conversation was avoided? we heard so many times that governor romney would describe bain and his role there and the value of that company. we know it's private equities. we know how that game works, at least to some degree. none of us are wall street men and women in the conversation, but we know the realities of private equity. is this tape or some of the vision for bain capital the very reason we didn't hear him solidly defend that record because his vision was to harvest the profits of some of these companies they went in? >> well, i don't think we really know the reality, because we haven't had the longer discussion. we have a perception about them very shorthanded as mitt romney was doing in that tape. he was shorthanding what parlt of their business objective is. as part of that business objective, they saved weak companies. by saving weak companies, those companies didn't go out of business. they did, in fact, save lots of jobs that probably would have -- that would have been lost because
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